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Center for Sustainable Ecosystem Nanotechnologies (CSEN)
For humans to live sustainably, the Earth's resources must be used at a rate at which they can be replenished. There is now clear scientific evidence that humanity is living unsustainably. An unprecedented collective effort is needed to return human use of natural resources to sustainable limits. Solutions to our sustainabilty problems begin at nanoscale. The research, science, technology, development and commercialization necessary to address this ecological overshoot is the focus of our work at the Center for Sustainable Ecosystem Nanotechnology.

Vision: Atomic manipulation. Global transformation.

CSEN will become a world class "integration center" for Teaching, Researching, Developing and Commercializing transformative ecosystem nanotechnologies. Partnering with companies to research, analyze, develop and apply integrated nanotechnological solutions to their sustainability problems.

Research Interests:

  • Nanoscale fabrication and processes
  • Nanoscale biomimicry for technology applications
  • Catalysis, materials, structures and transport processes at the nanoscale
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Center Capabilities:

  • Electrochemistry, Electrocatalysis, Nanofabrication
  • Lithography for Nanofabrication of Novel Devices
  • Nanoscale Chip Level Device Design Modeling and Simulation
  • Computational Nanotechnology and Theoretical Nanoscience
  • Thin films (ALD, CVD): Barriers, Interconnects, Metals and Alloys
  • Nanobiotechnology: Biosensors, Microfluidics, Detection Systems
  • Design, synthesis, and characterization of new molecules and polymers
  • Chemical sensors: All-optical sensor design, Quantum dots, Kelvin probe
  • Material Characterization
  • System Dynamics
  • Systems Engineering
  • Innovation in Partnerships

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